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Jones Dairy Café

Restaurants, Coffeeshops Bethnal Green
4 out of 5 stars
(4user reviews)

Time Out says

With its barn doors and stone floors, this former dairy retains a farmhouse feel, though there hasn’t been a cow in here for decades. These days, the charming little space houses a handful of closely packed wooden tables clustered around a wood-burning stove. It’s open Friday to Sunday only; as a quiet Friday lunch spot, Jones attracts locals such as teaching assistants from the nearby school, but come Sunday, the crowds from the neighbouring Columbia Road Flower Market create an altogether more animated atmosphere.

Menu mainstays include the outstanding fish breakfast: fresh, fleshy smoked haddock doused in a sublime mustard sauce makes for the perfect brunch – filling but not incapacitating. Omelettes, bagels and a cheese plate are also on offer, and you can help yourself to a tray of preserves. A red pepper soup was flavourful, though the butter offered for the accompanying bread by our friendly if scatty waitress never materialised. An adjoining deli sells bread, juices and smoked salmon from small producers, while on Sundays there is often a table outside selling oysters to be slurped amid the hubbub of the market.




Address: 23 Ezra Street
E2 7RH
Transport: Tube: Hoxton rail
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4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

3.3 / 5

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Undoubtedly the best corner in the area, insta-perfect and from another century (well, kind of). This former dairy farm is so busy on Sundays when the Columbia Road Flower Market is on and people queue for breakfast but it is equally nice any other day. We visited the place for dinner on a Saturday night and we enjoyed everything! The starters, the mains made of handmade pasta and beautiful delicious ingredients, topped with delicious Italian parmesan cheese. The orzo dish was delicious too and the wine was excellent. The ambiance of the place is really nice, it is so well decorated, brick walls, nice furniture, flowers in every table, candle-lit all the way and very rustic. Can't wait to be back!


What a beauty this place is! Much of Columbia Road shuts up during the week, so when we were walking around desperate for food this rustic looking place on a cobbled street corner caught our eyes. Adorable inside and out and a proper kind of 'Shoreditch' place I feel, like a total artisan attitude. Big chunky homemade bread with out-of-the-ordinary combinations of fillings. Strange comment, but a lovely selection of mismatched furniture!!!! The nicest toilet I have ever been to in my life too... And later that day we spotted with shock that this cafe was featured on the platypus first direct ad!

The owner is one of the rudest people I've ever encountered in the service industry. It's a miracle that he hasn't driven away his entire clientele. To be avoided at all costs!

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